Walsh

By Sharon Pollock

Walsh
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A historical documentary of Sitting Bull’s exile in Canada after the Montana massacre at Little Big Horn. The play examines Sitting Bull’s relationship with superintendent Walsh of the North West Mounted Police and is the study of the disillusionment of a man who believes ... Read more


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A historical documentary of Sitting Bull’s exile in Canada after the Montana massacre at Little Big Horn. The play examines Sitting Bull’s relationship with superintendent Walsh of the North West Mounted Police and is the study of the disillusionment of a man who believes in his government’s integrity but who is betrayed by that government. “This is the law,” Walsh declares, “but where is the justice?” Premiered at Theatre Calgary. Subsequently performed at Stratford’s Third Stage.

Sharon Pollock

Born in 1936 in Fredricton, New Brunswick, Sharon Pollock has written over a dozen published stage plays. She moved to Alberta in 1966 and has been a major figure in Prairie and Canadian theatre ever since. Pollock has taught at the University of Alberta, led the playwrights colony of Banff Centre for the Arts, and was the artistic director at Theatre Calgary and Theatre New Brunswick. Pollock now lives in Calgary where she has been the Playwright in Residence at Theatre Junction since 1999, where she premiered her three latest plays, Moving Pictures, End Dreams, and Angels Trumpet.

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